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Mathematicians at the University of Sheffield work on a wide range of topics, from the most abstract mathematical research, to using mathematical models to solve real world problems.

Although our graduates may be motivated by very different goals, they're all logical thinkers, natural problem solvers, and get satisfaction from the same thing: finding the right answer.

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Weighing the world's forests from space

Sheffield mathematician Professor Shaun Quegan has been working with the European Space Agency to build a satellite that will monitor climate change by weighing the Earth's forests.

Using radical new technology, the BIOMASS mission will create 3D maps of the world's forests by measuring the weight of the wood held within them and the height of the trees.

Shaun made a crucial contribution to the project by calculating the perfect 'Goldilocks' wavelength for measuring the biomass of trees.

Learn more about the BIOMASS mission

Shaun Quegan stood smiling in front of a tree

Leonardo da Vinci: Father of fluid mechanics

Leonardo da Vinci was fascinated by the patterns in nature.

As our city marked the 500th anniversary of his death with a major exhibition of his drawings, Sheffield mathematician Dr Elena Marensi explained how Leonardo's studies of flowing water made him the father of her discipline, fluid mechanics.

Research spotlight: disease modelling

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